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Kevin Sorbo’s Grace Award acceptance speech

The Hallmark Movie Channel recently aired an edited version of the 19th Annual MOVIEGUIDE® Faith & Values Awards Gala & Report to the Entertainment Industry that occurred February 18, 2011. Kevin Sorbo hosted the exciting event at which he won the coveted Grace Award for “Most Inspiring Performance in Movies in 2010” for his excellent portrayal of Ben Walker in the Jenkins Entertainment film, What If…

Dean Cain (star of “Lois & Clark”) presented the award to Kevin. They joked together, then Kevin offered his moving acceptance speech.

Here is their exchange followed by Kevin’s touching words:

Dean Cain:  The Grace Award for movies is… Kevin Sorbo. That’s a lot of Kevin tonight.

Kevin Sorbo:  So, that’s why I get to host. You know, Dean and I actually were head-to-head back in 1993 for the part of Clark Kent on “Lois & Clark.” He got it…

Everybody says it, but, honest to God, thank you, God.  I was not expecting this, and this is very, very humbling. I thank you all. I thank you, Ted (Baehr). I thank you, Movieguide. And I’m amazed. Thank you. God Bless.

Congratulations, again, Kevin. We are all so proud of you and your achievements!

(Kevin Sorbo photos courtesy of Henri Raynaud; award photos courtesy of Kevin Sorbo)

  1. Sandi
    May 17, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Amen to Kevin Sorbo thanking God cause without God Kevin would NOT have the experiences, the family, the life he has now – I love the fact that he credited God for what he receives in life – Praise God.

  2. Rhonda
    May 17, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Thanks,Jan,for sharting the speech with us. Hopefully,I’ll be getting a copy of the show soon and I can see it for myself! From what Kevin said,it does seem that he was very humbled by it.

  3. Anne
    May 26, 2011 at 12:22 am

    Thanks, Jan, for sharing what was said by Kevin at the Movieguide awards. While I still don’t have access to the Hallmark Movie Channel, I’m sure there was good natured bantering between him & Dean, given their shared past with “Lois and Clark.” I’m sure there were congratulatory handshakes and, maybe, a pat on the back.

    Kevin’s remarks, from what I gathered, were straight from his heart. His acknowledgement of God was not just for show; it was for real. It was certainly in keeping with the quote from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians that is displayed on Kevin’s Grace Award plaque. “… it is the gift of God – not the result of works, so that no one may boast.”

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